When will UEFA Nations League 2020/21 start?

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 is the second season the tournament is held. In the first place (season 2018/19), Portugal won the championship after beating Netherlands 1-0 in the final.

The UEFA Nations League 2020/21 officially kicked off on September 3, 2020. The opening match of the UEFA Nations League 2020/21 is the match between Latvia and Andorra at 23:00 on March 9. The tournament is scheduled to end on March 29, 2022.

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 brings together 55 participating teams. These 55 teams are divided into 4 League: League A, League B, League C, and League D.

League A consists of 16 teams and is divided into 4 groups including A1, A2, A3, and A4. League B also includes 16 teams, divided into 4 groups including B1, B2, B3, and B4. The same goes for League C. League D only consists of 7 teams and is divided into 2 groups: D1 and D2. Group D1 has 4 teams and group D2 has 3 teams.

League A, League B, and League C groups play in a round-robin format of 2 innings. League B’s best performing team in each group will qualify for League A next season. League B’s worst-performing team in each group will have to go down to play in League C next season.

When will UEFA Nations League 2020/21 start?

For League C, the teams with the best results in each group will be promoted to League B next season. The teams with the worst results in each group will have to participate in the Play-out round. The team that fails in the Play-out will have to go down to play in League D next season.

For League D, the teams with the best performance in each group will qualify to play in League C the following season. As for League D, there is no relegation team.

For League A, the teams with the best results in each group will reach the final UEFA Nations League 2020/21. The teams with the worst results will have to go down to play in League B next season.

The UEFA Nations League Finals include the Semi-Finals and the Finals. The final round took place in March 2020 in a one-turn knockout format. Two winning teams in the semi-finals will reach the final. The team that wins the final match will win the championship.

Sevilla won the Europa League for the 6th time

Sevilla won the 2019-2020 Europa League convincingly after making a breathtaking comeback to win Inter Milan 3-2 in the final in Cologne, Germany.

The first meeting in the European arena between Sevilla and Inter Milan

Inter reached the final of the 10th biggest tournament in Europe and the first since the 2010 Champions League final when they won 2-0 against Bayern Munich.

Only Liverpool (6 times in the period 1973-1984) and Real Madrid (9 times since 1985) have won the most consecutive games each time they reach the final of a top European tournament, more than Sevilla (5 times).

The final match of Europa League season 2019-2020 between Sevilla vs Inter Milan took place at Rhein Energie Stadium, TP. Cologne, Germany

Inter has won all 5 matches in the Europa League this season and is aiming to win 6 consecutive games in Europe’s top league for the second time (the first time from December 2009 to April 2010).

Sevilla has never lost a knockout match in UEFA Cup / Europa League history (won 6, drew 2, of which 2 wins on penalty shootout).

Antonio Conte and Julen Lopetegui both reach the first major European final in their coaching career for the first time. They are 2 out of 6 coaches who have led at least 10 matches in the Europa League with a win rate of 70% or more.

Both Sevilla and Inter Milan had an unbelievable first half chasing a suffocating score in the first few minutes with the opener Romelu Lukaku for the Italian team in the 5th minute. But also Lukaku scored the decisive goal. of the match in the 74th minute, unfortunately, it was an own goal to help Sevilla win 3-2 and crowned.

The Europa League final took place with an attacking spirit right after the opening whistle of referee Danny Makkelie, from the Netherlands, when Sevilla soon swelled to hope to impose the posture against Inter.

The new energy of European football

Diego Simeone won the Europa League at the age of 42. Roberto Di Matteo is facing the opportunity to win the Champions League. And before that, he also helped Chelsea win the FA Cup, when only 41 years old. Juergen Klopp, who recently won the Silver Disc with Dortmund.

He was only 44 years old, and in Italy, Antonio Conte also helped Juventus win the Scudetto, at the age of 42. Europe is under the heels of the young generals.

Are the days of the old coaches over? Coach Marcelo Bielsa, 56, is considered to be one of the most tactically knowledgeable leaders. He lost his admiration in the battle with Simeone.

Di Matteo’s Chelsea beat Liverpool by 61-year-old manager Kenny Dalglish, a big red jersey legend, in the FA Cup final. Silver disc for the second time in a row belongs to Dortmund. And despite more limited resources, Mr. Klopp has defeated the current oldest ruler in the Bundesliga.

The race in the Premier League, arguably the most exciting tournament on the planet right now. He is also giving self-determination to Manchester City by Roberto Mancini. He left Barcelona this season, but the team considered the best in the world still accepted the hand over Tito Vilanova.

The knowledge and experience of the older coaches have not been able to help them before the current wave of rejuvenation on the steering bench. Several years ago, Pep even drove all night to Bielsa’s house just to “invite” him to the fundamentals of “philosophy of football”.

In the Premier League, coach Alex Ferguson is still excelling at his experience. But the breakthroughs of the season really belonged to Mr Mancini’s expensive Manchester City.

He included both very important victories against the red shirt from the same city. One of the reasons why Bayern played badly in the second leg of the Bundesliga was coach Jupp Heynckes.

Messi had to take a season off to leave Barca for free

After Man City was not interested in spending money to buy Lionel Messi, Barca captain’s door to leave Camp Nou was significantly narrowed.

The source of ESPN said that the only way for Lionel Messi to legally transfer from Barca in the summer of 2020 is to commit not to play football for any team during the 2020-2021 season.

Do everything to leave Barca, but Messi is gradually at a disadvantage

According to legal experts, the unilateral contract termination clause that Messi mentioned in the fax sent to Barca on August 25 can be understood in many ways. If the two parties do not negotiate and find a common voice, they can only use legal arbitration in court.

Last weekend, La Liga representatives said that they had approached the contract signed between Messi and Barca in 2017. La Liga leaders confirmed that the contract break fee worth $ 830 million (equivalent to 700 million euros) is still valid.

At the same time, he emphasized that he will not issue a transfer permit to Messi if the fee is not paid in full, or the owner of the Camp Nou has not agreed to let the captain leave.

Being the one who actively suggested to leave, but Messi was gradually in a weak position. In addition to being stripped of his privileges by Barca and not giving in to the transfer issue, the 33-year-old striker was also turned around by Man City.

Previously, Messi have just invited Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020. However, due to financial pressure, Guardiola’s team was only able to pick him up for free, instead of activating a financial package totaling $ 300 million.

According to arguments from Barca and La Liga, Messi is still on the payroll of the Catalonia team, instead of a free player as he thought. Failure to test for coronavirus and the scheduled assembly on August 31 could cost the Argentine superstar a fine of more than a million dollars.

Messi and the legal team are still trying to find a way to leave Barca, based on the term of being free to leave the club at the end of each season. But Barca said this term expired in June 2020.

Parallel to the request for an extension, Barca made more tough moves. The Catalonia team is composing a letter to reply to Messi’s fax and announced that he did not attend the training trip before the 2020-2021 season. They also asked Messi to review the offer to leave Barca or continue to contribute to the team.

Messi invited Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020

Lionel Messi is said to have called to invite former teammate Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020.

The information was revealed by Jorge Nicola, reporter watching the Brazilian region of sports television channel ESPN, revealed on August 26th, 2020.

Messi and Neymar played successfully at Barca before the Brazilian moved to PSG in the summer of 2017 for a record of $ 263 million. A new life in Paris is sometimes not favorable, so Neymar has repeatedly expressed that he wants to return to Barca.

Messi is always excited about the opportunity to reunite, but the financial burden makes Barca’s leadership unable to meet. This is believed to be one of the reasons why Messi is dissatisfied with President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Messi once again expressed his desire to work with Neymar again

Currently, Neymar has two years of contract with PSG. The 28-year-old striker has also just had a successful season with his home team reaching the Champions League final and winning three domestic titles. Therefore, Neymar is not sure to change the club at this time.

PSG has also repeatedly stated that Neymar is not for sale. Therefore, Man City can only achieve the goal if it spends a large amount of money to break the contract. But this possibility is unlikely after they were “touched” by UEFA for violating the Financial Fairness Act in February.

Currently, Messi still holds the point of leaving Barca. He is said to have called his former teacher Pep Guardiola to discuss his move to Man City.

Financial risks for Man City if Messi is recruited

According to Mundo Deportivo (Spain), the Financial Justice Law can be a big obstacle to Man City if it intends to buy Lionel Messi.

Under the Financial Fairness Act (FFP) established by UEFA in 2011, clubs must not spend more than they earn. This is to control financial losses, salaries, and transfer costs, while also limiting the imbalances between clubs.

With clubs participating in the Champions League and Europa League, the Association of European Football Clubs (ECA) applies a ceiling of $ 118 million in deficit in a transfer window, in addition to the regulation that no more than $ 53 million in losses in three years. main closest. Each team’s balance sheet must be checked by UEFA’s Financial Checking Committee. Bank debts and player wages are closely monitored by UEFA.

Real player received 4 Cups with just 10 matches

Alvaro Odriozola, a full-back on Real’s payroll but on loan to Bayern, has won four titles since early 2020.

Odriozola won four titles in the 2019-2020 season

Growing up from the Real Sociedad furnace and joining Real summer 2018, Odriozola was a potential defender of Spanish football. He reached the 2017 European U21 final with Spain and was called up to the team since 2017 when Julen Lopetegui as a coach.

Odriozola made 22 appearances in the first season of 2018-2019 with Real. But into the second season, things went wrong for the 1995 defender from a red card in a defeat to Real Mallorca in October 2019. After this match, Odriozola was forgotten by Zinedine Zidane, although it cost Real a transfer fee of 35 million USD.

The last time Odriozola played for Real was a 3-1 victory over Brugge in the last round of the Champions League group stage. In the previous five games in the Champions League, the 24-year-old defender made only one appearance on the bench and four games unregistered. The match against Brugge was the Spanish defender’s fifth match since the beginning of the season.

In an attempt to save his career, Odriozola accepted a move to Bayern Munich on a half-year loan agreement. However, his playing time has not improved with just five times on the pitch, with three replacements.

Alvaro Odriozola qualifies for the medal with four games in La Liga

With four games in La Liga for Real, he qualifies for the medal. The same thing happened at Bayern. Odriozola has been on the medallist in both domestic competitions, although only on the pitch three times in the Bundesliga and one at the DFB Pokal (National Cup).

Last Saturday, Odriozola replaced Joshua Kimmich in about 20 minutes of the second round of the return leg against Chelsea in the Champions League and provided Robert Lewandowski with a 4-1 victory. Bayern reached the quarterfinals, and if they won the title in Lisbon, Odriozola would have won the treble.

In total, after 10 appearances for the 2019-2020 season, Odriozola received four titles: a La Liga, a Bundesliga, a DFB Pokal, and a Spanish Super Cup – where he did not play but was registered by coach Zidane. On average, Odriozola won a title after 153 minutes of play.

Full of title, but Odriozola’s future is blurred. Bayern did not intend to extend the loan agreement of the Basque defender, and Real also had Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, and Nacho playing the right-back.

MU is unexpectedly the best finishing team in Europe

The statistics show that Manchester United is the sharpest finishing team in Europe at the moment. Manchester United have just experienced a 0-2 defeat at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Figures from the Football Observatory show that MU has the highest percentage of shots on goal in the top 5 European leagues. Specifically, up to 48.6 percent of the shots of Man United hit the finish line.

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This figure is even better than the attack of Barcelona with 48.3 percent. 2 goals from Xhaka and Aubameyang made MU fall to 5th place in the Premier League rankings. However, according to newly released statistics, Man United is suddenly the team with the best finishing ability in Europe.

The percentage of shots on goal of Man City, the leading team in the Premier League, is only 12th with 42.7 percent. Meanwhile, Liverpool ranked fifth with 45.6 percent. The team beat MU in the match in round 30 Premier League, Arsenal ranked in 20th place with 42.1 percent.

However, this ratio also points to a problem in the scoring phase of Man United. They have many finishes but the danger to create a goal is not high. It is also considered one of the reasons why they lost to Arsenal despite the many opportunities.

Man United will have a relatively important match against Wolves this weekend in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The president of Spain’s highest division gives the most fierce criticism to Man City and PSG. Those are the two teams that he thinks are putting the football industry at risk by their huge spending power and methods.

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In addition, Javier Tebas also criticized five big English teams for being dishonest in this regard. They did not explicitly assert their views on the Super League.

According to Tebas, if the Super League tournament is put into official competition, it will ruin domestic football. Because then the big teams will put all their energy into this tournament, while using Team B for domestic matches.

Iker Casillas goalkeeper retired after 21-year career

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced to put a stop to his illustrious 21-year playing career.

In 2019, Casillas suffered from heart disease and had intended to retire that same season. However, the Real Madrid legend struggled and declared to hang up his gloves after the 2019-2020 season ended.

Leaving aside his illustrious career, Casillas is expected to spend a lot of time in the competition for the chair of the Spanish Football Federation, his intention to have been in February 2020.

Casillas held a gold cup at the 2010 World Cup

Born May 20, 1981 in Madrid, Casillas was the product of the Castilla training furnace before he joined the team in the 1999-2000 season. The opportunity came with Casillas when the number one Real goalkeeper then, Bodo Illgner was seriously injured. He took the opportunity, then became the youngest goalkeeper in history to capture the Champions League final in 2000 and ascended the throne when Real beat Valencia 3-0.

Memorable moments of Casillas

With the arrival of new president Florentino Perez the following season, with the Galacticos policy, Casillas – a young adult player from the club – is preferred to use alongside young teammates like Francisco Pavon, Raul Bravo or Javier.

However, only Casillas survived the Bernabeu. He started for Real for 16 years, won three Champions Leagues, won La Liga five times and won two King’s Cups.

Casillas won the Euro Championship for the second time in 2012

Not only did he win all the titles at the club level with Real, Casillas also holds many records during his time at the Bernabeu, such as the most Champions League clean sheets, the most clean sheets in La Liga, and the most appearances in the Champions League.

Casillas is also the captain of the best team in the history of world football. Along with Spain, Casillas won the 2010 World Cup, and was crowned twice in the Euro in 2008 and 2012. He won the Golden Gloves of the 2010 World Cup, the Spanish player who wears the team the second most. history, playing four World Cups. Former Spain captain five times into the FIFA team of the year.

In the summer of 2015, at 34, Casillas left Real but did not close the journey to conquer the titles. The 39-year-old goalkeeper twice won Portugal’s championship with Porto. In the 2018-2019 season, he helped Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals, before losing to Liverpool – the team won the championship afterwards.

Man Utd wants to win the Champions League next season

Midfielder Fred believes that Man Utd will successfully defend his position in the top 4 of the Premier League to attend the Champions League next season.

Fred is excited about Man Utd attending the Champions League next season

Man Utd is third in the Premier League. They need at least one draw at Leicester Stadium in the last round to win tickets to the Champions League. If Man Utd loses and Chelsea beat Wolves in the match at the same time, Fred and his teammates will lose interest.

The upcoming match is also the occasion for Fred’s teammate – center-back Harry Maguire – to meet the old club. Man Utd spent $ 97 million to recruit Maguire from Leicester in the summer of 2019. England midfielder immediately became a mainstay in the defense. In the first leg, he helped Man Utd defeat Leicester 1-0.

Regarding the opponent, Fred particularly noted striker Jamie Vardy – who is leading the race to the Premier League scorer with 23 goals.

Solskjaer is expected to gradually bring Man Utd back to the previous position

Currently, with the third place in the Premier League, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the distance from Man Utd to the two leading teams is really far.

Man Utd is third in the Premier League. If they do not lose on the pitch of Leicester in the final round on Sunday 26/7, they will successfully defend the position and ticket to the Champions League – the biggest goal this season.

The progress of Man Utd is something that can be seen this season, even with an unbeaten period throughout 13 matches. However, it is also not really stable. Recently, former defender Gary Neville suggested that Man Utd need to buy three to four top players to improve the squad quality.

After the Premier League, Man Utd will return to the Europa League with the return leg of the round of 1/8. In the first leg, Solskjaer and his students won 5-0 at Lask. The tournament takes place from August 5 to August 21.

Messi and Ronaldo are less affected when canceling the Golden Ball

According to Spanish daily Marca, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos, and Karim Benzema regret the most when the 2020 Golden Ball was canceled.

Lewandowski is the Bundesliga top scorer and has been the recipient of the European Golden Shoe this season.

Since 2007, Messi and Ronaldo, each one has only been absent in the top 3 voted Ballon d’Or. The two superstars took turns holding the noble title: Messi six times and Ronaldo five times. Over the course of 13 years, the number one position only two times escaped from the hands of the duo, namely Kaka in 2007 and Luka Modric in 2018.

Benzema and Ramos have the most scoring seasons of their career

Because of the stability of Messi and Ronaldo, those who played outstanding in the 2019-2020 season have a reason to regret not being able to break the dominance of the superstar duo.

Lewandowski is an example. The Polish striker has scored 34 goals this season, helping Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga. He won the title of top scorer in the Bundesliga and in the morning received another Golden shoes. Besides, “Gray Lobster” almost put a foot in the Champions League quarter-finals, after winning Chelsea 3-0 first leg round 1/8. Former Borussia Dortmund striker has the right to dream about this treble.

Like Lewandowski, Ramos and Benzema also had a memorable year. Together they helped Real overtake Barca in La Liga, and achieved the best scoring performance of their career. Thanks to goals from Ramos and Benzema, Real won a series of 11 wins, while also lighting up hope of reversing the game against Man City in the Champions League.

With De Bruyne, the Belgian midfielder returned strong after the 2018-2019 season struggled with injury. The core of Pep Guardiola’s play is the Premier League assist king this season, with 18 cleanups for his teammates. He also ranked fourth on Man City’s scoring list, after three forwards Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Sergio Aguero.

The common point of the four names listed by Marca is that they all won the titles in the 2019-2020 season, and Messi, Ronaldo has not. Messi’s Barca was soon knocked out of the King’s Cup, finished second in La Liga, and had yet to return to the eighth round of the Champions League with Napoli.